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Influence of Sectional Breathing on Selected Physiological Variables among College Men Students

Author Name(s):

C.Chandra Obul Reddy &  Dr. K. Rama Subba Reddy

 

Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to find out the influence of sectional breathing on selected physiological variables among college men students. To achieve this purpose, thirty men students from CSSR & SRRM Degree College, Kamalapuram, YSR (D), Andhra Pradesh, India were randomly selected as subjects. They were divided into two equal groups and each group consisted of fifteen subjects. Group – I underwent sectional breathing practices for five days per week for six weeks and group – II acted as control who did not participate in any special training apart from the regular curricular activities. The subjects were tested on selected criterion variables such as breath holding time and resting pulse rate at prior to and immediately after the training period. The selected criterion variables such as breath holding time and resting pulse rate were measured by using holding the breath for maximum duration and radial pulse respectively. The analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to find out the significant differences if any, between groups on selected criterion variables separately. In all the cases, .05 level of confidence was fixed to test the significance, which was considered as an appropriate. The results of the study revealed that there was a significant difference between experimental group and control group on breath holding time and resting pulse rate. And also the results of the study showed that there was a significant improvement on breath holding time and resting pulse rate due to sectional breathing practices.               

Keywords:

Sectional Breathing, Breath Holding Time, Resting Pulse Rate, ANCOVA.

Please cite this article as:

C.Chandra Obul Reddy &  Dr. K. Rama Subba Reddy (2020). Influence of Sectional Breathing on Selected Physiological Variables among College Men Students. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 7, 8(5), 23-25.